All You Need to Know for a Successful Vessel Documentation Search

Vessel Documentation Search

Do you want to learn more about a vessel but don’t know where to start? Are you looking for a source you can trust?  We can help. Here at the National Documentation Portal, we have revolutionized the process, making it swift, efficient, and hassle-free. Through our site, you can conduct a vessel documentation search that provides you with the information you need. 

Our user-friendly query tool ensures that you can find the precise info you need within minutes, eliminating unnecessary complications. Moreover, our platform goes beyond just search capabilities; it facilitates the seamless processing of essential documentation for your boat, too.

Navigating the Search Process

At our Portal, we have developed a sophisticated method for tapping into the comprehensive information stored by the U.S. Coast Guard. With that, you can find info on vessels that are or have been documented. 

Through our site, you can learn about a vessel. Its dimensions, its particulars, when its Certificate of Documentation was issued when it will expire, what the vessel is used for, and so forth – it’s all here at our site. 


Creating this search tool was born out of the desire to provide users with a quick and efficient means of accessing the USCG registry. Whether you choose to conduct your search on the USCG website or opt for our own query system, the process takes only a matter of minutes. Allow us to guide you through the required information for a successful Coast Guard-documented vessel search.

Information Needed for Your Search

To initiate a Coast Guard-documented vessel search, you’ll need to input the vessel’s official USCG number (or name, if applicable) or the Hull Identification Number (HIN). This straightforward step opens the door to the boat’s comprehensive history reports, empowering you to make informed decisions about the craft.

Rest assured that the data you access is directly sourced from the United States Coast Guard registry, guaranteeing its authenticity. We diligently update our information quarterly, so any missing details are likely to be available within a few days.

Vessel Documentation Search
What You Won’t Find On Our Search 

You won’t be able to learn who owns a vessel. That information was removed from online searches a few years ago. That said, you can use our site to learn more about vessel owners. All you have to do is to file for an Abstract of Title through our site. With that, you’ll know not just who owns the vessel but the entire vessel chain of ownership, too.